Tottenham striker given hope by international boss over future call-up

Roy Hodgson Walks

Harry Kane could soon become an England international.

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the upcoming games against Slovenia and Scotland this month earlier - and there was a couple of surprises.

Firstly there was the inclusion of Stewart Downing - who has been in great form for West Ham this campaign. Then there was Michael Carrick and Theo Walcott getting the nod despite playing very little football because of injury this season.

But West Brom striker Saido Berahino getting the call is perhaps the most exciting piece of news about the squad.

With Daniel Sturridge injured a new striker was always likely. The in form front man is deserving of his place in the squad.

But it was also a surprise to see Rickie Lambert in the team. The striker has barely featured since leaving Southampton for boyhood club Liverpool - and he has also struggled at Anfield when given an opportunity.

With that in mind many felt Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur may have got a look in. The striker has been in devastating form lately - scoring seven goals in seven games.

But the Tottenham striker was ignored in favour of Lambert.

However that does not mean he is not on the England radar. Hodgson said after confirming the squad that Kane had a real chance of a future call-up.

He stated:

“If he [Kane] continues to do well I think it won’t be long before he’s knocking very seriously on the door for a place in the senior squad."

The Tottenham striker will now join up with the under-21s instead, hoping to continue banging in the goals against France and Portugal.

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